Dianne M Heijink

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Comparing normal colorectal mucosa and adenomas focusing on deregulated pathways obtains insight into the biological processes of early colorectal carcinogenesis. Publicly available microarray expression data from 26 normal mucosa and 47 adenoma samples were analyzed. Biological pathways enriched in adenomas were identified with Gene Set Enrichment Analysis(More)
TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) receptor agonistic agents and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are interesting agents for the chemoprevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. We investigated whether NSAIDs sensitize colon cancer and adenoma cell lines and ex vivo cultured human adenomas to recombinant human (rh)TRAIL.(More)
BACKGROUND TNF-Related Apoptosis Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) is a promising agent for the induction of apoptosis in neoplastic tissues. Important determinants of TRAIL sensitivity are two intracellular proteins of the TRAIL pathway, caspase-8 and its anti-apoptotic competitor cellular Flice-Like Inhibitory Protein (cFLIP). METHODS The aim of this study was to(More)
UNLABELLED Apc mutant (Apc(Min)) mice develop multiple adenomas in their intestines and are widely used to study colorectal carcinogenesis and chemopreventive approaches. Molecular imaging of intestinal adenomas could potentially provide noninvasive longitudinal evaluation of these lesions in living mice. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate(More)
Lynch syndrome (LS) is caused by a germline mutation in one of the mismatch repair (MMR) genes. The resulting loss of MMR gene function induces a strong mutator phenotype and predisposition to colorectal cancer (CRC). LS mutation carriers undergo regular colonoscopic surveillance and have extensive colonic resection in case of cancer because of the chance(More)
Tumour-necrosis-factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) is being investigated as a targeted cancer therapeutic and the expression of its pro-apoptotic receptors, DR4 and DR5, increases during colorectal carcinogenesis. This study investigated the role of β-catenin in the regulation of these receptors. In human colorectal adenoma and carcinoma cell(More)
CAR T-cells are autologous T-cells transduced with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR). The CAR contains an antigen recognition part (originating from an antibody), a T-cell receptor transmembrane and cytoplasmic signalling part, and one or more co-stimulatory domains. While CAR T-cells can be directed against any tumour target, most experience thus far has(More)
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